Date: 2/12/18 10:08 am From: Tina Blade <tinablade5051...> Subject: [Tweeters] Question about toxic Nandina--Heavenly Bamboo
This question isn't directly about birds, but certainly affects them.
I'm curious about the prevalence of Nandina-a.k.a. Heavenly Bamboo-in local gardens. It's a lovely plant, but apparently contains cyanide and other alkaloids that are highly toxic to dogs, cats, birds, and other animals. See: http://ar.audubon.org/news/nandina-berries-kill-birds. It is widely available at local nurseries. I've almost chosen it for my own garden without realizing its hazards.
Has there been any effort to get nurseries to stop selling it?